Panel Discussion on Regional Cooperation: “(Why) Do Neighbours Cooperate?”
The idea of territorially constituted coalitions in the EU is not new and with the Northern Future Forum in Riga on 28 February, 2013 it has gained a further relevance. Regional partnerships are based upon durable historic and cultural links among the countries, and when strategically used they bestow the partners with more influence in EU policy–making. By gathering actors with different backgrounds around the table, the Riga Graduate School of Law engages in discussion with diplomats and policy–makers on the benefits and limitations of different macro–regions in the EU. The panel discussion welcomes the exchange of ideas and experiences from various perspectives. During the event a newly published book by Dr. Ilze Rūse, Docent at Riga Graduate School of Law will be presented.
Opening remarks and moderating:
Prof. George Ulrich, Rector, Riga Graduate School of Law
Mr.Artis Bērtulis, Director of European Union Affairs,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
H.E.Mr.Per Carlsen, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Kingdom of Denmark
H.E.Dr. Stefan Pehringer, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Mr. Jukka Risslaki, Journalist
Mr. Norbert Beckmann-Dierkes, Head of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation
Dr. Jānis Krēsliņš, Senior academic librarian for research affairs, Swedish Royal Library
Dr.Ilze Rūse, Docent at Riga Graduate School of Law.